Erdogan expresses willingness to improve Greece-Turkey relations ahead of Athens visit

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed a willingness to foster closer relations between Greece and Turkey, just days ahead of his official visit to Athens on December 7. Addressing his party's parliamentary group on Wednesday, he expressed hope that the visit would "usher in a new chapter in the relations between the two countries."

Erdogan emphasized a clear diplomatic stance, stating, "We do not view diplomacy as a zero-sum game. For us, diplomacy is a significant opportunity for both sides to meet on a rational basis. It is an opportunity for both sides to gain on the principle of win-win. It is natural for there to be differences and disagreements between countries. The important thing is to have the willingness to resolve differences before they become knots. We possess this willingness," Erdogan said, asserting that this would be Turkey's approach during the...

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